Austin music venue The Parish is being sold at auction beginning Dec. 1 at noon with a starting bid of $1.

The owners, ATX Brands, are putting the venue - located in the heart of downtown Austin at 214 E. 6th Street - up on Ebay for a ten-day auction. The opening bid starts at $1, though the price will promptly go up as bids start to roll in.

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The Parish boasts more than 5,300 square feet and has a maximum capacity of just over 425 guests. Throughout its history, the venue has hosted artists including Slash, Perry Farrell, Leon Bridges, and others.

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"Although selling The Parish was a hard decision to make, I am excited about the future and to see what change new owners can bring to both the venue and Austin's beloved live music landscape," said Doug Guller, CEO of ATX Brands, in a press release. "From a live music perspective, nothing has ever been sold this way in Austin. With a starting bid of just $1, I wanted to offer a fair playing field from the start for music-lovers of all types to own a piece of true music history in the Live Music Capital of the World."

Amenities and features of the venue include in-house lighting and production capabilities, two large bars, two spacious green rooms, a private office, in-house furniture and fixtures, ample storage, HD projector and screen, central HVAC, and more. Additionally, there is an option to include the current TABC license, with renewal in early 2018.

A private viewing of the space prior to the auction closing can be arranged by contacting [email protected]. The auction winner will be contacted immediately following the close of the sale, as the final closing must take place on or before December 22, 2017.

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For more information on The Parish, please visit To directly access the online sale and to learn more about the specifics surrounding the auction, please make sure to follow along at and on the venue's official Facebook page @TheParishATX.

Heather Leighton is a digital reporter at She considers herself as a Jack(ie) of all trades and covers various topics from entertainment to politics. You can read more of her stories here and follow her on Twitter at @loveheathernoel.